How to Transform Holiday Tins – CraftStylish <– reuse your old wrapping paper and old tins

December 31, 2010 at 8:50 AM Leave a comment

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Tins are always great for storage. You can decoupage them with colorful paper to match your craft room or even with pictures of whatever you plan to store inside. Or, if you really like to plan ahead, you can decorate them for (gasp!) Valentine’s Day treats!

What you’ll need:

  • Assorted tins
  • Painter’s tape (see note below)
  • Fine-point Sharpie
  • Lightweight wrapping paper
  • Mod Podge, matte finish
  • Scissors
  • Paper cutter (optional)
  • Pencil
  • Sponge brush
  • X-Acto knife
  • Clear acrylic sealer (optional)
  • Embellishments, such as bias tape, trim, ribbon, or buttons
  • Craft glue

A note about paper: You really need thin, lightweight papers for successful decoupage, especially when you’re decoupaging to a curved surface, like a round tin. I’m using various wrapping papers here, which work nicely. If you want to use heavier-weight papers, I’d recommend scanning them and printing onto lighter-weight paper first.

Click the link below for great directions and lots of pictures to explain the technique.

How to Transform Holiday Tins – CraftStylish.

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